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Thursday, June 7, 2012

I'll oversing your praises! - and will eat some chicken!

 Last night I went to choir rehearsal @ church, at some point the worship leader started talking about how we can sing a song basically with more "umph", everybody gave suggestions like "thinking about what you are singing and believing it, etc" well... I guess I got stuck on that... and thinking about the song I got so excited I got goosebumps... So, after discussing all the great tips and ideas to sing with more passion and better transmit the feeling of the song to the congregation we got up and started to sing... at some point, the emotion flooded me and just like I do when I talk and get excited I started yelling (LOL!) that's always been an issue for me when singing... too much emotion! when practicing way back when I learned to better control all that but it's been so long since I last sang in front of others or in a choir that I've lost practice of technique and stuff like that... so here we reached a part in the song that says:

"I am hope, I am peace, I am joy, I am rest, 
 I am your comfort and relief from your stress,
 I am strength, I am faith, I am love, I am power
 I am your freedom this very hour"

I got sooo into the song and not so into the singing that I was yelling! until I heard the leader say "wow! Don't oversing it" LOL! I was a little embarrassed because I had actually forgotten everyone was there....

But then ... by the time everything was done and when I left church look what I saw:

His creation was over-singing with colors just like I was with my voice ... :) I know I have to control my voice if I want to sing in a choir but I am happy I can over-sing for Him any time of the day!

And now... a recipe that's so good and easy it will make you sing:

Cayenne-Rubbed Chicken with Avocado Salsa (Perfect S for THM)
Original from Martha Stewart's Recipes


  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, (6 to 8 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 Hass avocado, pitted and cut into chunks (to choose the perfect avocado click here )


  1. In a small bowl, combine 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and cayenne; rub all over chicken.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Add chicken, and cook until browned on the outside and opaque throughout, 8 to 10 minutes per side.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine onion and lime juice; set aside. Just before serving, fold avocado chunks into onion mixture; season with salt and pepper. Serve chicken topped with salsa.

© Paloma K.


Stef Arochi said...

Oh goodness! Eso se mira delicioso! It's so awesome to think he created all the beauty around us huh? To the intricate details of the leaves on the trees, to the way animals seem to communicate with each other. Pretty amazing!

Unknown said...

i CANNOT wait to try this...looks so delicious and great for a warm summer night. i'm thinking it will pull out my tortilla press because something like this deserves fresh tortillas!

ps. thanks for stopping by my place so frequently and being so supportive.


Paloma said...

Yes Stef... I must say creation looks in such harmony most of the times though... I failed on that when singing! ... The weird thing is that even when creation seems so beautiful we are only seeing it now... after "it's broken" something is always off no matter how perfect it might seem... right? just like a lion chasing a weak gazelle, something just doesn't seem right because it isn't. ok... sorry... I got a little carried away (yet again) ...

Christy: I love your blog! :) and yes... this awesome dish goes great with fresh tortillas!


Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

Chicken and can you go wrong...I love this recipe!

Found new on SITS and now you have another follower :)

Unknown said...

It's so great that you're part of a choir group! wow the chicken and avocado meal looks delicious! I will be making it tonight! :)

Paloma said...

Bibi: Thanks for joining "The Coffee Shop"! I know... if there's chicken AND avocado involved you already know the result will be good ;)

Lucy: Thanks for your comment! I wish I could visit the link you shared but I am guessing there's a typo somewhere because it wouldn't open. :( Sorry!

Stef Arochi said...

Haha i totally get you! I tend to get carried away like that too! LOL

The ROXX Box said...

This chicken looks AMAZING…I will definitely be making for one of my ROXX Box lunches!!